(Closed) Did you/will you circumcise?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
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  • Post # 2
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    Bee Keeper

    Fiance has more firsthand experience with the matter than I do, so I’m leaving it to him to decide. He wants the hypothetical son to be circumcised as a newborn, so that’s fine. Technically, though, there are medical pros and cons to either decision.

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Personal preference from my own experiences- Yes, we will.  

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

    nope. i have watched too many of the procedures performed and it’s so sad. i couldn’t do it to my own child. I’m not sure people would do it if they knew what it entailed.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I am not a guy so I asked my fiance what he wanted to do and he says circumsize so that is what we did a day after we had our son. I don’t regret it. My son is perfectly fine. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Both Fiance and I have agreed that if we have a son (not TTC until after the wedding) that we will have him curcumcised. Fiance is and it’s really common in our family/friend circle. There are medical pros and cons to either option so I think it’s up to the parents to weigh those pros and cons and decide what they feel is best.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Genital mutilation has no place in my world. The only time circumscion is ok is when it is the individual’s choice or in the rare instances of medical need.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’m a nurse.. Don’t work in pediatrics or anything. But i am more inclined to take medical reasoning more seriously. I will not be circumcizing our hypothetical baby. There’s a lot of good information out there. I think it’s just really sad honestly.<br />

    I think everyone should browse this site and actually read through the links it gives you and stuff. 

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    http://www.intactamerica.org/resources/decision

     

     

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I did not, and I feel I made the right decision. It seems like uncircumcision is becoming more common now too. 

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    Lakeside003:  Um, how do you know it’s common in your circle? I don’t even know whether my nephews are circumcised.

    DH is circumcised, our son was not. Simple reason: we believe in following medical advice, and the medical advice (at least in our country) is overwhelmingly not to.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t plan to have kids but my husband and I have talked about this, if we ever did have a son. I do not understand why anyone would do this today, aside from religious reasons — and even then, I still think it’s horrifically barbaric (female circumcision is also performed for religious reasons, doesn’t make it ok). I also do not understand the “father is a man so he decides” argument, or the “I like having sex with circumcised men better” argument. That reasoning seems so ridiculously illogical, I honestly am curious to hear people expound on it…

    My reasoning against is that the only man who should have any say about cutting his penis is the man it’s attached to. If my boy grows up and wants to be circumcised, he can decide for himself. Of course, the prospect of loosing a large number of nerve endings would probably prevent most men from going for the snip.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    No way. It’s barbaric and outdated. Many people “think” it is more hygienic to circumcise but I’d much rather teach my son how to wash his penis.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

     

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    j_jaye:  

    Same here. No good reason, except aesthetics. Laci Greene’s video about it swayed me.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper

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    marymary123:  We don’t have a son, we had a daughter.  My husband was circumsized, and that was one of the questions that came up before we knew the gender.  I think we would have because my husband would have wanted that to be done.  I can’t say for sure because I honestly don’t know what the procedure is like.

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